The town of Queen Creek is encouraging residents to recycle cooking oil and grease at one of two year-round grease collection sites, free of charge, according to a press release.
The town has partnered with RevBiodiesel to offer free grease recycling collection points at each of the Queen Creek fire stations for disposing of household grease and oil.
The blue collection barrels are at Station 1, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road, and Station 2, 24787 S. Sossaman Road.
RevBiodiesel will regularly collect the used oil and recycle it into bio-diesel, a clean-burning alternative fuel that can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create a bio-diesel blend, according to the release.
The town reminds residents that oil and grease should never be dumped down a drain. It could congeal and block the pipes and cause a messy and expensive sewer backup, according to the release.
Also, grease and oil should not be disposed of in the trash, garbage containers, dumpsters or down the public sewage system.
It could result in contamination or raw sewage overflowing a manhole in the street or a clean-out on private property, according to the release.
For information on the town’s recycling programs, visit www.queencreek.org/recycling or call 480-358-3450.
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